The dataset consists of occurrence data of the aquatic organism groups fish, macroinvertebrates and macrophytes that were sampled in the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia between 2004 and 2009. The sampling was conducted according to the protocols of the national monitoring programme for implementation of the Water Framework Directive.
For additional metadata see: http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/metadb/bf_mdb_view.php?entryID=BFE_91
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 111,991 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz NRW (LANUV) (2011). River monitoring data from the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) of the years 2004 - 2009.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b5192815-5e90-45b4-a17d-62856a3ead51. BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.
Monitoring data; Water Framework Directive; Fish; Macroinvertebrates; Macrophytes; rivers; Biosphere; Biota; Inland Waters; Occurrence
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [50.3, 5.8], North East [52.6, 9.5]|
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|Start Date / End Date||2004-01-01 / 2009-01-01|
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Method step description:
- commonly used series of methods steps regarding fish (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
- commonly used series of methods steps regarding macro invertebrates (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
- commonly used series of methods steps regarding macrophytes (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
No claim is made that the data gives a complete picture of occurrence since the sampling stations in the dataset do not cover all waterbodies. The resource creator does not guarantee for the correctness of the data.
|Monitoring data North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)|